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Archive Material - Data Not CurrentFIFTH-BROADWAY COMMITTEE
Fifth-Broadway Committee
June 22, 2006 - Committee to focus on Broadway/Fifth Avenue area
September 28, 2006 Meeting
September 7, 2006 Meeting
August 17, 2006 Meeting
August 3, 2006 Meeting
July 21, 2006 Meeting
July 6, 2006 Meeting
June 20, 2006 Meeting
June 8, 2006 Meeting
Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 12th at 12 noon at St. John's Lutheran Church.
Broadway-Fifth Task Force Meeting Notes

September 28, 2006
St. John's Lutheran Church


Task Force members present:

Bill Lyons, Chris Woodhull, Cathy Chesney, David Nix, Mark Hipshire, Daniel Schuh, Grant Rosenberg, Larry Martin, Patrick McInturff, L. Duane Grieve, Ginny Weatherstone, Ola Blackmon McBride, Roger Nooe, Steve Meisenheimer, Burt Rosen, Robert Hubbs, Bob Becker, Mike Dunthorn, Mike Carberry, Renee Davis, Tina Rosling, Theam Peterson, Pan Walker, Rodney Napier, Joshua Napier.

Announcements:

1. Ginny reported that VMC "broke ground" for their office space on the old KURM site on Broadway. The building will now be smaller than originally planned and their focus will now mainly emphasis case management programs, housing and homeless prevention. Ginny would like to contact neighbors about the current change in emphasis and is requesting feedback. Her staff is currently educating themselves on successful programs in cities such as Portland, Oregon and Chicago.

2. Bill Lyons announced that the city is working on a panhandling ordinance.

3. KPD officer reported that the fence on Broadway underneath the interstate will indeed be moved (I didn't catch a specifice date if one was mentioned). KPD also cleaned out various homeless camps on September 8th around James White Parkway, First Creek etc. The intent with both actions is to eliminate the path of least resistance for those who choose to lay in the streets and in camps and to move them to the VMC day room for help.

Bill Lyons took the floor and moved the discussion towards the redevelopment area. The area roughly includes: Broadway and Central to Depot. I-75 on the west, Woodland on the north.

Bill then asked the group what type of vision they have for the area:

*People with pioneering spirits
*Neighborhood friendly businesses that neighbors can walk or bike to
*Possible rezoning of industrial areas
*An area wherein we retain and maintain jobs
*Tax incentives for building renovations for certain uses


Renee presented the Broadway-Central Small Area Plan. We were all
given a handout of the presentation, but the highlights and hopes for
the plan are:

*Extend the business district from downtown up Broadway and Central
corridors
*Pedestrian and bicycle friendly area
*Fewer parking lots
*Better thought out parking lots
*Reduce Central Ave.to three lanes and create bike lanes initially
*Improve both front and back lots of Broadway corridor
*Integrate Guy B Love Towers and Boys and Girls Club and improve the
aesthetics
*Move KCDC maintenance facilities
*Creative thinking about under interstate areas to include
recreational, cultural and market
*Open dead end streets for improved connectivity
*Greenway/Bikeway system along Second Creek and Lonsdale and Oakwood
Lincoln Park
*Encourage Rails to Trails program
*Changing land use regulations

Lastly, a committee was formed to formulate the Broadway Fifth Ave.
task force's recommendations to present to the Mayor. Dan, Tina,
Grant, Mike and Renee will help.

Next meeting is October 12, 2006 at Noon. Thanks to Tina for note taking.

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